Assignment Requirements: Research Paper
The purpose of this research project is for you to write a scholarly, graduate-level research paper in current APA format. .
You will research and write a paper analyzing the cultural perspectives of doing business in Japan.
After reading your paper, the reader should be able to comprehensively answer the following research questions. Thus, the research questions form the major aspects (APA Level 1 headings) of your outline.
� What are the major elements and dimensions of culture in this region? (See Unit 2, Ch. 7 for a list of the required dimensions which is:
-Language- (Different Meanings of Words across Languages)
-High Context vs. Low Context
-Religion ie. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto
� How are these elements and dimensions integrated by locals conducting business in the nation?
� How do both of the above items compare with US culture and business?
� What are the implications for US businesses that wish to conduct business in that region?
Important Points to Consider
This paper is to be written in strict conformance to current APA standards, and contain at least 24 pages of content (excluding the title page, abstract, and references) utilizing at least 24 scholarly references.
Use the following as the exact title of your paper:
1. Global Business Cultural Analysis: (Japan)
2. The paper is to be submitted as an MS Word file.
3. Three levels of APA headings must be used throughout the paper, as this is a graduate-level research paper.
Some students do not fully understand the difference between plagiarism and paraphrasing. Paraphrasing is when you take a source or someone else’s idea and say it in your own words. When you paraphrase, you must still give the author’s name, date, title of the source, the scholarly journal from where it came, and the exact website address or book from where it came. However, when you directly quote a source, it must have quotation marks around the quote, or (if 40 words or more) it must be set in block quotation format. Give detailed information of where you acquired the quote.
For the purpose of this academic paper, please adhere to the following rules when quoting or using a source:
� Do not directly quote more than 120 words from any one source.
� If the source is 2,000 words or less, do not directly quote more than 50 words from any one source.
� Do not use the same source more than a total of 3 times within the whole document for quoting or paraphrasing.
� Quotes must contain the section (if provided) and paragraph or page numbers of the quote and this information must be placed in the reference.
� In all instances, be sure to use current APA guidelines for citations and references.